Larry Coryell, Guitarist of Fusion Before It Had a Name, Dies at 73

Mr. Coryell favored dipping into different genres and international musical traditions to augment his work.

Barbara Carroll, Pioneering Jazz Pianist and Singer, Dies at 92

For seven decades a beloved fixture of Manhattan night life, Ms. Carroll was a devotee of the American songbook who never forsook her jazz roots.

Al Jarreau, Singer Who Spanned Jazz, Pop and R&B Worlds, Dies at 76

Mr. Jarreau’s eclectic vocal talents created a personal style that won him six Grammy Awards across three categories.

Svend Asmussen, an Early Master of Jazz Violin, Dies at 100

Mr. Asmussen, among the first to carve a place for the violin in the jazz catalog, played with, among other musicians, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and David Grisman.

Latin Jazz is Booming. Look Beyond the Grammys to Find It.

Older musicians got the Grammy nod this year for best Latin jazz album. But the real excitement is brewing in emerging corners of the genre.